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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 12, 2012 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

RIP Ms. Houston. Way too young.

However, just on her artistic contributions alone it can be stated that she indeed has led the pack in throaty, over the top shrilling that has influenced many female singers since. She may have been influenced by Aretha, but she came no where near the soul and good taste of the latter.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 12, 2012 11:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

Couldn't agree more micah...and goddamn if I'm not already getting really f-ing tired of hearing "I Will Always Love You" everywhere!!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 13, 2012 5:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

Well, you might appreciate this conversation in our house today:

Me: So, a famous singer just died. It's all over the news.
Son: Who?
Me: Whitney Houston.
Son: Who's she? Was she 27?

(He'd never heard of Whitney Houston, but he HAD heard of the curse of age 27. So, educated or not?)


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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 13, 2012 6:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

Ha--had to tell the family this one...all got a big laugh out of that...defn "educated".

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 14, 2012 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

I'm about to turn 27 myself, I hope I'm not cursed!!!!

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 14, 2012 5:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

And, yes I think your son is educated, I can't see his mom having it any other way ;)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 12, 2012 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

I agree; a tragic end for a great talent, though Whitney's singing (or influence) doesn't happen to be my taste. The Bodyguard is sure a nice cheesy tearjerker, though, with that over-the-top version of "I Will Always Love You" ... boo hoo, poor Kevin Costner ...

"I Will Always Love You": Whitney or Dolly?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbkCVXQSAIo&;feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyQdCJwJZck&;feature=related (love the dubbing of Kevin, Whitney and the preacher in ... Spanish or Portuguese?)



This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2012-02-13 03:17:47

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 12, 2012 8:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

If I had to choose I'd go w/ Dolly. Now those album covers, ect. are 70s country. Conway Twitty, big dresses and hairspray for all! Reminds me of the movie Nashville.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Feb 12, 2012 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

Oh puhlease .....

Few female vocalists can match the pure passion of Linda Rondstat in the 70s. Have you ever watched Key Largo? Bogart & Bacall recited their lines, only Edward G was convincing as an actor. Dolly is a recitalist.

What a shame Linda's recordings are so muffled, something about the Aphex Aural Exciter, just begging for a complete catalouge remaster.

Heart Like A Wheel - Prisoner In Disguise - Hasten Down The Wind

Desperado
http://tinyurl.com/6muckbn

I Will Always Love You
http://tinyurl.com/7rskqpb

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 12, 2012 8:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

Reminds me of babysitting. Dolly had a show in the 70s, jam-packed with mind-boggling wigs and skin-tight sequin outfits, that ended with that song and started with "Love is Like a Butterfly." I used to watch it sometimes when I was a teenage babysitter.

(That sounds like a possible movie title. I Was a Teenage Babysitter. But I'm afraid the biggest excitement was Dolly, Saturday night silent movies on PBS, and the minister's stack of Playboys that he kept in his study, where he wrote his sermons.)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 12, 2012 9:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

He must have needed some Inspiration.

I often keep my porn (bestiality {squirrels only}, fetish {gay boyz making cupcakes] and pics of Lil' Debbies cookie) right next to the Good Book. I have the Tao Te Ching, Bhagavad Gita, Qur'an and the Torah all near. I was thinking something Orthodox or Shinto would compliment things nicely. I'm sure that's what the minister thought, complimenting nicely, as he was whacking off to 60s porn while getting the brimstone ready for Sunday. On the bright side at least he just liked women. (We hope.)

http://tinyurl.com/62l4sup

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Poster: migre Date: Feb 12, 2012 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

When you decide to shoot yourself, I'll write a check to your
estate to reimburse them for clean-up expenses.

I'll even pay for the bullet.

Have A Nice Day!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 13, 2012 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

That is your first post in our beloved forum? At least your formatting and choice of words are consistent. But meager is your contribution indeed.

I have to go make pancakes for my kids now. Krusteaz (not the clown) makes the best mix. Light and fluffy.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 13, 2012 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

Have you ever noticed certain posters have "short wrap around" formatting? Is that a "Mac thing" or some such? Assume you were referencing the grammar, but I've noticed this other tidbit about some posts.

Do you see what I mean? Not that this gives me any clue as to who posted the attack, just a strange observation.

PS: wife uses that mix all the time...great stuff.

This post was modified by William Tell on 2012-02-14 05:30:44

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 14, 2012 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

Yes, I have WT. I don't know why, but it interests me how people choose to organize their words. Also a 'fingerprint' so to write.

I hope you are feeling better. Any books recs you could pass along?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 14, 2012 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

If you would like to sample a MASSIVE three vol tome on Monty, and outline of him as vastly under-rated, and massively conspired against (vis a vis his heritage), just google "Monty..." and you'll find them by Hamilton.

Interesting, if redundant read, and though it may not have changed my mind, gives lots of evidence on these issues, and does acknowledge he was one of the most troubled individuals to rise to such stature as a Brit...

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Poster: Skobud Date: Feb 13, 2012 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

Its a Koch.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 13, 2012 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

I'm not privy to IP Addresses here, but I believe I know who is NOT koch - that being deniro

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Poster: Skobud Date: Feb 13, 2012 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

LOL...I hear you rasta.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 13, 2012 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

good to hear. deniro is a positive asset to this forum

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 12, 2012 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

I'd think it would be Dancin' Deb's cookies :-)

Oh, no brimstone. Mainstream liberal church. So no weird fetishes or church scandals or anything. All the stories I can think of in that regard relate to brimstone types. Though somehow squirrels don't come to mind even there ... that would have to be a pastor who doubles as a congressman.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 13, 2012 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

There are so many directions to go I'm befuddled. And how did you know which cookie I like?

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 13, 2012 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

I'm sure the minister had those playboys so he could pray for those poor wayward gal's :P

Btw, loved the Foo Fighters song about dying at last nights grammys. Can anyone recommend a show/date of them? my vast collection does not include them...yet.

I've heard of them, but until last night, hadn't heard them preform. They sound pretty good

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Feb 12, 2012 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Whitney Houston August 9th, 1963 - February 11th, 2012

Yeah,

But what a voice! such power, range, pitch, vibrato etc. she made Michael Jackson sound like a squeaky wheel. Few people know that her all time chart bustin, unit sale topping hit “I will Always Love You” was first recorded by Dolly Parton and that she was influenced by the version from Linda Ronstadt’s classic “Prisoner In Disguise” LP.

Aretha had her influences, mostly rooted early on in gospel but then the Ella Fitzgerald phrasing crept into her reprotoire. Talk about the queen of phrasing and range, and compared to one of Ella’s mentor, Billie Holiday, Ella possessed that great baritone range that Billie lacked.

Like Billie, Ella could take pop tunes of the day and turn them into jazz standards and her scat riffs probably played a bigger influence on today’s rappers than most people give her credit for.

The torch was passed throughout the years and these women defined their genres;

Billy Holiday - master of blues and jazz,
Ella Fitzgerald - master of jazz and standards,
Aretha Franklin - queen of gospel and soul,
Whitney Houston - queen of pop.